By Danielle Sturgis | December 2 2008 06:40
The deadline to apply for the NRA's Youth Education Summit, or YES, is three short months away! Encourage the high school student in your life to apply for the experience of a lifetime.

NRA Youth Education Summit
The 13th Annual Youth Education Summit, open to outstanding high school sophomores and juniors, is scheduled for July 6-12, 2009. Applications are due March 2, 2009.

Only 40 students are chosen to take part in this expense-paid, seven-day event in Washington D.C. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about The Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs.

Activities on this year's schedule include:
  • Guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum.
  • Competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation.
  • Tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C.

YES participants also compete for a total of $30,000 in college scholarships. $10,000 is given at the conclusion of the week, based on their initial application, on-site debates and speeches, and participation during the week's activities.

$20,000 involves a second application, available to the participants after they go through YES. Since the program's inception in 1996, over $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

For additional information on the 2009 Youth Education Summit, please visit, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.
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